Health & Human Services

  • Director
    James McCalister
  • Telephone 847.368.5760
  • Email healthmail@vah.com
  • Hours 8am-5pm Weekdays

 
Health & Human Services provides comprehensive services to the community including environmental health, social services, nursing services and services for senior citizens. The focus of the department is to maintain an environment that provides optimum health, safety, comfort and well-being, now and for future generations.








Our Services
Core services provided by the Health & Human Services Department include:
  • Managing the Village's contract regarding recycling, landscape waste disposal and refuse removal programs.
  • Ensuring that people with disabilities can enjoy the community equally and are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in Village programs, services, and communications.
  • Providing inspectional services for public food establishments, commercial, institutional and industrial sites, day care facilities and swimming pools, as well as handling nuisance complaints.
  • Manage the weed-cutting program and testing programs for well water and radon.
  • Provide emergency assistance to those in need by administering a variety of programs including the Village’s Emergency Assistance Fund and Holiday Assistance Program, the Counseling Subsidy Program, Children at Play Scholarship Program, the Arlington Heights Park District Scholarship Program, the Ministerial Association Emergency Fund, and the Salvation Army Service Extension Fund.
  • The Village Nurses provide a Home Visit Program, day care inspections as well as provide a variety of low-cost health screening clinics, and influenza vaccinations
Seasonal Preparedness

Every season brings its fair share of health-related situations to be prepared for.  With summer upon us, we offer up tips & tools for Sun Safety and Mosquito Bite Prevention.  

Sun Safety
The sun’s ultraviolet rays can damage your skin in as little as 15 minutes. Follow these recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help protect yourself and your family.

Mosquito Bite Prevention
Not all mosquitoes are the same.  Different mosquitoes spread different viruses and bite at different times of the day.  Take a moment to view the Mosquito Bite Prevention Guide and learn how to safeguard yourself.

News
Refuse Collection Changes for Independence Day, July 4th Holiday
Residents are reminded that the refuse collection schedule will change due to the 4th of July holiday.... Read More
Refuse Collection Changes for Independence Day, July 4th Holiday
Special Traffic Enforcement, June 25 - July 7
Special traffic enforcement activities will occur between June 25 - July 7 pertaining to seatbelt enforcement, impaired driving, and a Roadside Safety Checkpoint on Wednesday, June 27. ... Read More
Special Traffic Enforcement, June 25 - July 7
Participate in Online Parking Study for Downtown
The Village is conduction a downtown parking study and is reaching out to customers of the downtown to obtain input. Take our quick online survey. Your input is appreciated!... Read More
Participate in Online Parking Study for Downtown
Nominate Someone for Senior Service Award
If you know of a resident or someone who works or volunteers in Arlington Heights and conducts programs that enrich the lives of senior citizens, consider nominating them for the Kenneth Hood Senior Service Award.... Read More
Nominate Someone for Senior Service Award